Tailor your degree to match your specific interests by choosing from a wide variety of modules with the option to specialise, for example, in the biomedical, biochemical or environmental aspects of biology. You can develop your knowledge of a range of skills required to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it's researching underlying scientific principles, the development of new treatments for disease or helping to protect endangered species.
- Biology BSc Hons: C100
- Biology MSci Hons: 1M66
- Biology with Psychology (Placement Year) BSc Hons: C1C9
- Biology (Study Abroad) BSc Hons: C102
- Biology (Placement Year) BSc Hons: C104
A place for Jay
The university gave a really positive, chilled vibe. When I first came to the campus, everyone I spoke to was so friendly, helpful and truly cared about their university, and I still feel, that it's a special place - I knew Lancaster was the place I wanted to be.
I love learning about the human brain, it is the most fascinating thing I have ever studied; it’s thoroughly complex and incredibly amazing at the same time. I did a project in my third year on Alzheimer’s, where we looked at how the disease inhibits the brain using an electron microscope. The experience of using cutting-edge technology was amazing and I realised that what I am studying at Lancaster University could make an impact in the real world after my studies - it was a pretty monumental moment for me.
Beyond the labs
We take advantage of our natural surroundings to create amazing fieldwork experiences in addition to opportunities to travel the world with residential overseas field trips.
A degree in Bioscience can enable you to specialise in a given area, but because we embed a range of transferable skills into the curriculum you are not limited purely to science-based careers. You can pursue a wide range of careers with our bioscience degrees, from biomedical science to research or from pharmacology to business.
Examples of the types of careers pursued by our Biosciences graduates include:
|Biomedical Scientist||Nature Conservation Officer||University Lecturer|
|Biotechnologist||Soil Scientist||School Teacher|
|Microbiologist||Crop Scientist||Molecular Geneticist|
|Ecological Consultant||Forensic Scientist||Reserve Manager|
|Pharmaceutical Scientist||Research Ecologist||Food Technologist|
Whatever your career aspirations may be, or even if you're still not quite sure, we're here to support you to reach your goals. You will undertake a module in employability skills, giving you excellent preparation for applying to graduate-level jobs and graduate scheme, and our dedicated Careers Service is here to assist you every step of the way. From helping you make a lasting impression with your CV to ensuring you are well prepared for interviews and assessment centres, they are able to offer you tailored and personalised support. What's more, they offer lifelong careers support to our graduates so, if you need us, we will always be here to help.
Every aspect of learning
Our academics are leaders in their fields of research and deliver enthusiastic and engaging teaching through a range of methods.